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I would like to know what is the lightest load you would recommend for shooting skeet, and it will be shot in a 20 ga. semi-automatic?I appriciate any info u can give me.Thanks
 

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7/8 and 3/4 oz light loads are commercially available for the 20ga, and you can pick any of several powder/shell/primer/wad combos to work up your own. I am used to shooting 1200fps shells, so you might consider what you are used to shooting if the new shells speeds are slower, as speed can effect your lead especially on stations 3-6. If by light you mean lighter recoil, you can drop the shot weight to make the shell you want as light as you want, based on the published recipes ofcourse. Rick
 

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a lot of shooters up here use no.7 1/2 shot, no matter the gauge, but i personally use a heavier load that that, as i as well am used to it, but up here 100 round boxes of federal or winchester are really really cheap, and are made for low-budget plinking or high volume clay and trap, the best thing to do is try a few out and see what works best for you
 

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#8s all the way....more pellets and a chip counts as good as a break.Those 4 boxes of shell to the pack run about $14-15 a pack at the wally worlds. I like either the Remingtons or the Winchesters, the Federals have failed in numerous real time pigeon shoots.
 

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never seen the remy packs up here, maybe i head down to Maine, it's only 60 miles away, i like #8 as well, but it's harder to find than 7 1/2 is up here, i usually use Winchester Ranger, they are only $22 canadian per 100, and are better than the federal by a long shot, i find older shotguns that have a hard throw with the firing pin, bust through the federal and rip them apart, leaving a gaping hole that sometimes throws it's crap back in your face, i hate that lol, " i said i would pay for the crap, i didn't say i would eat it "
 

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Well winchester superspeeds won't even open the action on my gun. But Mirage makes T1 Trap and Skeet load #8 hard shot . Very low recoil and the T1's are for 20gauges and t2's are for 12 gauges and if you buy by the case it is like $35.85
 

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Make sure your autoloader will eject the shells before you invest in a case. What I mean is some guns with 3" chambers might not eject too light a load. While others with 2 3/4" chambers might do fine with any target load you feed it. :wink:
 

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The original question was for 20 ga. loads in a semij-auto. Standard 7/8oz.or 3/4 oz is all the needed for skeet.#8,8 1/2 or 9 size shot is all thats needed.Depending on the make of gun its a trial and error for speed. somewhere betweem 1150 and 1200 fps for a starter. If you have a Benelli its for sure they don't like light loads.
 
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